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Innovation dominated the Top 5 as contributors talked about how SAP is finding new ways to help industries, mobility and customers. The company even has an innovative new hiring program.

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“There was no point in talking about solutions if you cannot deliver them to every customer around the world,” Bouhdary said.

No. 1: Bouhdary: SAP Must Focus on Customers and Innovation to Meet Its Goals

Tomorrow’s business models and partnerships will take shape in ways we cannot imagine today, but SAP is already innovating tomorrow’s solutions, according to the company’s Chief Customer Value Officer Chakib Bouhdary. Derek Klobucher analyzed Bouhdary’s keynote from the 4th annual SAP Industry Analyst Base Camp, which also discussed the logic behind SAP HANA and a new method for keeping track of SAP’s 25 industry focuses.

No. 2: SAP’s Bold Plan to Empower the Enterprise Mobility Ecosystem, Part 2

SAP mobile platforms bring together heavy-hitters in the telecommunications industry to collaborate and innovate. Sanjay Poonen and Akash Agarwal collaboratively explain how SAP takes this innovation to market alongside partners who are driving a mobile revolution — a revolution that will have one billion people running SAP by 2015.

No. 3: SAP Customer Panel: How Deloitte, Intel and Blount Run Better

Testimony from SAP customers helped set the 4th annual SAP Industry Analyst Base Camp apart from its predecessors. Tim Clark covered the Industry Customer Panel, in which three businesses openly shared their pain points and described how SAP helped them overcome adversity.

No. 4: Will Electric Vehicles Boost Harmful Emissions?

There are more than 100,000 electric vehicles on U.S. roads — a figure that will jump to 3 million by 2020. Environmentalists are totally amped about these numbers, so Tim Clark took a super-charged look at where these electric vehicles plug in to charge, possible strains on the energy grid and the likelihood of boosting harmful power plant emissions.

No. 5: Addressing the amazing response to our hiring of people with autism

Positive public response to SAP’s announcement that it would actively recruit people with autism was beyond what anyone in the company had expected. SAP Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Anka Wittenberg explains that SAP is excited about the next step, but is working to balance a sense of urgency with the company’s responsibility to facilitate a conversation, make a difference and eradicate prejudice.

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